The program is conducted in line with the cadet’s undergraduate study and is between one to three years (depending on the stage of study). During that time, cadets will be required to complete (up to) 12 weeks of work placement during each academic year. Cadets may opt to work in blocks or designated days of the week – depending on their personal and university commitments.
Cadets are employed on a temporary contract for the duration of the work placement during their cadetship.
Cadets are employed under the NSW Public Health system Nurses and Midwives (Award) and are paid as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) or Assistant in Midwifery (AIM).
Although cadets are paid as an AIN/AIM, they work in the role of an Aboriginal nurse/midwife cadet and must meet the requirements of their cadet position description.
Cadets are entitled to accrue sick and annual leave. Cadets may take paid annual or sick leave after three months of full-time employment or equivalent. Cadets do not work on public holidays but are paid for the holiday if it falls on a work placement rostered day.
Cadets are also entitled to cultural leave to participate in NAIDOC celebrations.